Ruth Marcus

ColumnistWashington, D.C.


A White House move to release the Office of Legal Counsel opinion on immigration is significant.

  • Nov 21, 2014

What happens when there is a GOP president?

  • Nov 18, 2014

In Virginia, a tragedy that cries out for remedy.

  • Nov 14, 2014

An incident at Yale reveals the dangers of new consent policies.

  • Nov 11, 2014

The dynamics of division will outweigh those of cooperation.

  • Nov 7, 2014

Parties would be forced to appeal to all voters, not just the base.

  • Nov 4, 2014

She cared for Ebola patients, then refused to be bullied.

  • Oct 31, 2014

His nomination would usefully yank the GOP and its extreme tendencies toward the center.

  • Oct 28, 2014

Monica Lewinsky reemerges to talk about cyberbullying.

  • Oct 21, 2014

Candidates keep voters guessing what they will do when in office.

  • Oct 17, 2014
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Ruth Marcus is a columnist for The Post, specializing in American politics and domestic policy. Marcus has been with The Post since 1984. She joined the national staff in 1986, covering campaign finance, the Justice Department, the Supreme Court and the White House. From 1999 through 2002, she served as deputy national editor, supervising reporters who covered money and politics, Congress, the Supreme Court, and other national issues. She joined the editorial board in 2003 and began writing a regular column in 2006. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, she was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 2007. She lives in Maryland with her husband, Jon Leibowitz, their two daughters, and the world’s cutest dog.
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